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World TB Day 2020: It's Time To End TB!

WHO advocacy and communications package to support awareness building and drive action across all levels, in the lead up to and on World TB Day.

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WHO announces forthcoming changes for the programmatic management of TB preventive treatment

The World Health Organization issues a Rapid Communication announcing a number of updates to its latest guidance on TB preventive treatment.

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Executive Board supports WHO progress report on the End TB Strategy and recommends adoption of a Global Strategy for TB Research and Innovation

07 February 2020 | GENEVA - Member States during the 146th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, reviewed a  progress report on the implementation of the End TB Strategy and put forward a resolution to the World Health Assembly adopting a new global strategy for tuberculosis (TB) research and innovation.

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WHO FAQs on key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant TB

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program, in close collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Global Drug Facility of the Stop TB Partnership have updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on WHO’s Rapid Communication: Key changes to the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis.

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Two new reports of the World Health Organization reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents.

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WHO announces updates on new molecular assays for the diagnosis of TB and drug resistance

13 January 2020 | GENEVA - Significant improvements to the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and rifampicin resistance in adults and children are expected, following key updates on new molecular assays, announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) in a Rapid Communication released today.

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WHO Global TB Program: 2019 progress review

The World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program released a newsletter highlighting the overall progress in the global TB response in 2019. The Global TB Report 2019 is now available in app form.

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WHO announces changes to the treatment of drug-resistant TB

WHO releases a Rapid Communication in advance of the updated guidelines for the treatment of drug-resistant TB expected in 2020.

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WHO convenes global consultation to intensify action to end TB in children and adolescents

29 November 2019 | Hanoi: The pace of progress in addressing TB in children and adolescents remains slow, especially in ensuring access to TB prevention and care. To address this critical issue, WHO convened a global consultation on 26-28 November in Hanoi, Viet Nam, bringing together over 100 stakeholders from across 12 countries including national TB programmes, paediatric societies, technical and financial partners as well as civil society. The consultation was hosted by the Viet Nam Government.

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2nd anniversary of the WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB

To mark the 2nd anniversary of the first-ever WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global TB Program released an overview of the key progress achieved so far regarding the implementation of the commitments made in the Moscow Declaration and the UN High-Level Meeting on TB.

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